Ink Review #601: Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku


I love Pilot Iroshizuku inks, so far I haven’t met one I didn’t like. Let’s take a look at Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-ryoku aka Forest Green.


The color:

Shin-ryoku is a pretty medium green.



In large swabs there is lots of pretty shading and some red sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in all nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Shin-ryoku is similar to Montblanc Irish Green. Click here to see the green inks together, and click here to see the Pilot inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Transparent Green with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wetter then average flow.

Overall, I really enjoy Pilot Iroshizuku inks, and this is another great one. I love the color and it has some pretty shading and sheen too.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.